Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using TV News Archive service.

Speakers

Brian Shactman
Host, MSNBC Way Too Early
MSNBCW 08/22/2013
The NSA also collected as much as 56,000 e-mailed communications while it was trying to track foreign terrorists. The court criticized the agency for misrepresenting the scale of its spying practices. Judge John Bates wrote, quote, "This court is troubled that the government's revelations marks the third instance in less than three years in which the government has disclosed a substantial misrepresentation regarding the scope of a major collection program", end quote. NSA officials said the agency's activities were lawful and any mistakes were largely (unintentional).
Brian Shactman
Host, MSNBC Way Too Early
MSNBCW 09/09/2013
A Brazilian television show citing classified documents provided by the Snowden leaks, reports that the Obama administration spied on Petrobras, the state run oil producer. The documents claim the NSA focused on the oil giant’s computer network, as well as computer networks as well as for a large international money transfer firm.
Brian Shactman
Host of Way Too Early
MSNBCW 10/29/2013
Shactman: While the president may be poised to order a ban on eavesdropping on friendly leaders it's still not clear what exactly the White house knew and when. The agency said it did not inform the president of reported monitoring of German Chancellor Angela Merkel but the "L.A. Times" sighted current and foreign officials said the white house and state department signed off on it.
Brian Shactman
Host of Way Too Early
MSNBCW 10/29/2013
Shactman: A landmark bill is said to be introduced in congress today addressing the NSA oversight on American soil. The USA Freedom Act would end bulk collection of U.S. phone records. It would also make it harder to target U.S. communications and require the government to more aggressively purge information accidentally collected on Americans.
Dianne Feinstein quoted
U.S. Senator (D-CA), Chairman of Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
MSNBCW 10/29/2013
Shactman: We want to start this morning with the NSA. This morning it’s not just America’s allies who are upset over the agencies wiretapping. One of the staunchest backers, Diane Feinstein now calling for a full review of the mass data collection at home and abroad. the California democrat who chairs the senate intelligence committee says she's totally opposed to spying on U.S. allies. According to her, congress has not been adequately kept in the loop. Feinstein also said the administration assured her surveillance would not continue, a point that some officials later challenged.
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